Queenslanders Are Tough…

6 Feb

…but how much can one state take? Right after the devastating floods that affected my hometown of Rockhampton and the cities of Brisbane, Towoomba and others where I have friends and family living, Cyclone Yasi decides to strike Far North Queensland including the cities of Innisfail, Cairns and Townsville where I have another load of friends and family living! Thank whoever you want that they all got through these disasters with no major injury but they are all suffering from the after effects – no power and damage to their houses and other belongings.

They aren’t the only ones though and many others have lost not only their houses and livelihoods but loved ones also. The damage caused will take a long time to resolve but we in the blogging community can help. Please, if you can, donate a small amount of money to the Queensland Disaster Relief Appeal – it really will make a difference to many people. In Innisfail, the banana and sugar cane crops have been completely devastated. This industry provides a huge amount of work to residents, some of whom are my family! Donations will help to get the farms back in some working order, ready to get the new crops growing and ready to sell again!

The one thing that makes this very real for me is that I know these places. I’ve lived in some of them. I’ve visited others many times. I’ve experienced the tropical storms that have been affecting my home state. Us Queenslanders are tough, but sometimes we need a helping hand. And right now, we need more than one! So please help if you can. It will truly be appreciated and put to good use!

xx Crafty Love from a Crafty Fox xx

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